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Nikodim Antonovich KACHINSKY

Pedologist and meliorator

Nikodim KACHINSKY, USSR Pedologist and meliorator. Professor; Head, Chair of Soil Physics and Reclamation, Moscow University, since 1943; Head, Laboratory of Soil Physics and Technology, Institute of Soil Research, USSR Academy of Science, since 1938. Order of Lenin; medals; certificates of honorary.


KACHINSKY, Nikodim was born in 1894 in Stavropol.


1917 graduated Stavropol Teachers’ Institute. 1922 graduated Petrovsk Agriculture Academy, now Moscow Timiryazev Agriculture Academy.


1932-1934 headed expedition on irrigation of Central Transport-Volga area. During World War II participated in construction of aerodromes and reservoirs and in land reclamation research in Central Volga area. After World War II led research expeditions to Kuybyshev and Rostov Oblasts, southeastern European USSR, Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic, etc.

Until 1923 worked at Moscow Oblast Agriculture Experimental Station. Since 1923 associate, then Professor, Moscow University. 1930-1935 simultaneously Professor, Chkalov Agriculture Institute.


Religion is bad because it imposes irrational rules of good and bad behaviour.


The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.